Kelly: Florence celebrates 50 years of curtains, costumes — and melodrama
In character as “Patty,” Patty Baughman scolds villain Francis Desmond, played by Eric Green, during a dress rehearsal of the Florence Melodrama at the Florence City Hall. The play is a revival of the melodrama the neighborhood staged 50 years ago, in which Baughman played the role of the heroine, Nellie Weston.
Posted: Friday, May 9, 2014 12:00 am
Folks in the historic Florence neighborhood of Omaha can be so-o-o-o melodramatic.
They're doing it again this weekend, just as residents did 50 years ago — fighting an overwrought battle of good versus evil while audiences cheer the charming hero and heroine and shower the dastardly villain with boos and hisses.
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Friday, May 9, 2014 12:00 am.